Braunwyn Windham-Burke has been in the midst of re-discovering herself, and it looks like much of her journey will be featured on Season 15 of Real Housewives of Orange County. During the season premiere, Braunwyn admitted that she was an alcoholic. She is now sober.
Braunwyn’s marriage to Sean Burke has been rocky in the past. The RHOC star cheated on her husband, and she has been open about that fact. The couple have shared that they sometimes have threesomes, and Braunwyn has revealed that she is more attracted to women than men but is still attracted to Sean. Oh, and last season’s make-out buddy Tamra Judge.
Braunwyn Windham-Burke’s shoulders are super strong since she’s carrying all the storylines for the next few seasons of Real Housewives of Orange County. In the first episode, Braunwyn told frenemy Emily Simpson that she’s an alcoholic. Since then, we’ve learned that production kept her alcoholism under wraps during her first season and a crew member accompanied her to her first AA meeting.
The other bombshell Braunwyn dropped is that her and her husband, Sean Burke, are no longer living together. The couple is currently “redefining what marriage means.” Oh and that she has a new special someone in her life who is likely a woman. According to her RHOC cast mate, Gina Kirschenheiter, Braunwyn’s family “is in crisis.” Or are they?
Braunwyn Windham-Burke’s family life is eclipsing the current season of Real Housewives of Orange County. She has been very open about her alcoholism and its effects on her husband Sean Burke and her
manipulative, thirsty, toxic mother Dr. Deb.
Braunwyn has also said that she has another love interest outside of her marriage, which Sean is, apparently cool with. Oh, and she and Sean aren’t even living together these days. There is a lot to unpack there, so it’s interesting how Braunwyn had found the time to diss Gina Kirschenheiter for her love life, specifically Gina’s decision to move in with Travis Mullen six months into their relationship and eight months after her split from Matt Kirschenheiter. As the viewers have seen, Gina, Matt, and all of their kids (six of them) are living in a three-bedroom condo together.
After publicly begging Steve Lodge for an engagement/desperately hoping to save her orange, Vicki Gunvalson got engaged. The Season 14 finale episode even centered around their engagement party, which
production Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador “threw” for them.
Vicki has talked about just wanting a small, private wedding with family, while simultaneously hinting that she wanted to film it for the show. That couldn’t be more public. However, she got fired from the show, so that whole filmed wedding thing went out the window. So, why aren’t Vicki and Steve married yet? Fans have speculated that they’ve called it quits.
If you are not a fan of Tamra Judge, I encourage you to enjoy the remainder of the current Real Housewives of Orange County season. Tamra was unceremoniously let go from the show when she was offered a small role to “wrap up” her storyline and exit with dignity. Tamra denied the offer, because, what is dignity?
It’s no secret both Tamra and Vicki Gunvalson are upset RHOC went on without them. The alums have taken multiple shots at current cast members and seem to think the show will have no content in their absence. It is also not exactly classified information that Vicki and Tamra will do anything and everything to come back. Now Tamra throws gasoline on the fire that feeds the rumors of her return, but don’t tell the OG of the OC.
Golly, those are some strong words coming from someone who lied about cancer, huh? Vicki Gunvalson might have some residual feelings about being fired from Real Housewives of Orange County. She and her co-dependent partner in crime, Tamra Judge are gone, but not forgotten.
Vicki is supposed to be enjoying a quieter life. Less stress, perhaps planning a wedding. But Vicki does not go away without a fight, and she is in the fight of her life. After coming for the still-employed Shannon STORMS Beador and lamenting the demise of Tres Amigas (again), she turned her attack on Kelly Dodd. Emily Simpson made the error of having a brief thought about Vicki, which triggered her Google Alerts. Now Vicki turns her attack on Emily. I guess Gina Kirschenheiter hasn’t made her mad yet.
Bravo didn’t originally intend for us to have a Tamra Judge-free season of Real Housewives of Orange County. Andy Cohen confirmed that Tamra was offered a three-episode role to wrap up her story.
That’s far from the full-time role Tamra had for years. Truthfully, that’s actually very far off from a part-time role as a Friend of the Housewives. That’s basically a cameo appearance.
Based on recent interview comments, this season of Real Housewives of Orange County is shaping up to be everyone vs. Braunwyn Windham-Burke.
Emily Simpson revealed that every single cast member unfollowed Braunwyn on social media for her own reasons. Braunwyn confirmed that she’s not on speaking terms with anyone in the cast. So, what’s going on?